This doesn't do the job I thought it would. Still have to tweeze, and it only lasts about a week. I'm thinking of taking it back, but will give it one more week, just in case it takes a few uses to start working the way they advertise.
I have only been epilating for 3 months now, and this was my 3rd epilator that I have purchased. The first one was an inexpensive Remington at a discount drug store. It worked, but pinched my skin more than once. I bought the Emjoi Emagine rechargeable one second. It worked great in removing more hair in a short amount of time, and didn't hurt at all, probably more due to the fact that I had already suffered through the initial hair removal process with the Remington. However, the rechargeable part never worked right and eventually after only about 3 weeks, the Emagine bit the dust. I think it was bad from the start, because the charging led indicator never came on even when plugged in and charging. Luckily, I bought it at Walmart.com and all I had to do was take it back to a local store. Now for this Emjoi Light Caress, I really like it. Love it? Don't think I'd go that far, but I do LOVE epilating in general now. The Light Caress isn't as noisy as the other two, and it works pretty good, but you do have to go over the hairs more than once. I think you have to do that with all of them though. The light is nice, but not really bright enough to spotlight individual hairs in my opinion. Maybe this is because I can't see close up as good anymore -LOL. I went with the corded version because of the bad experience with the Emagine chargeable one. In my opinion, like many other reviewers out there, you are better off with the corded versions simply because they work faster and for as long as you want to use it. The charge-up kind run down so fast and even when charged up, they seem not to work with as much power as the corded ones. I researched for so long before I bought the second one, and the third one, but you can read really good reviews and there seems to always be one or two that spoil the deal for you. I don't want to do that with this one. It IS a good epilator and it's easy to use. It has NEVER pinched me at all, and it feels comfortable in your hand using it. The cord is very long so I've never had an issue with the cord being in the way or not long enough. It also doesn't hurt me at all, but I am so used to it now. It really is true when people say that the first time is painful, but the second and third times are easily tolerable. After that, you don't mind at all. I actually want it to \"rip\" the hair out by the root now. That's better than getting broken off. Speaking of that, if I go too fast, sometimes I think the hairs do get broken off and that will cause ingrown hairs. I tend to get ingrown hairs on the upper thighs, but never below my knees. It doesn't bother me enough to start shaving again. I never want to shave again. Oh yeah, the underarms are even better than the legs! I love to have clean looking underarms after epilating now. I do my underarms every other day or so just to get the straggly few that come back. It is summer right now and I wear sleeveless tops all the time. This winter I'll probably go a few days in between. The Light Caress will do the job well if you don't want to spend a lot of money. The smaller head goes in the bend of your legs good and around the bony knees better than the Emagine one did. The Emagine was like a lawn mower though on the flat straight parts, but surprisingly gentle, too! I should have bought the corded one like that to begin with. My next purchase will probably be the corded Emagine when this one tears up. I don't think it will for a long long time. It feels solid and works great. Easy to clean, you just sweep the hairs out with the little brush, then I dab alcohol over the tweezers with a cotton pad and put it away. Good luck in your purchase choice and start epilating soon, because it is totally worth it! You won't regret it if you stick it out for the first 2-3 times!
This is a wonderful product! It was expensive, yes, but worth every penny. I have had problems shaving my underarms for years, such as ingrown hairs & my thick hair still showing after a shave. I only have to use the epilator about once every 2 & a half weeks and have smooth skin, finally! I also recommend using a super moisturizing deoderant to keep underarms smooth after epilating. It does hurt the first few times, but I got used to it with time. I love it!